When it comes to family-friendly options and great summer getaways, look no further than Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa. Check out these great activities for kids, teens, and adults from America’s Most Haunted Hotel and make it a summer to remember.
Ghost Hunting – The Crescent, known as “America’s most haunted hotel”, offers nightly ghost tours giving patrons a chance to meet the “guests who checked out but never left”. Kids love the thrills and parents enjoy the tales. Kids ages 5-12 will love our new Kids Ghost Tour just for them. Serious ghost hunters will enjoy the Expert and Expanded Tour.
Hiking and Mountain Biking – With the Crescent’s “front door” trailhead, guests can put on their hiking shoes and/or pump up the air in those mountain bike tires and easily move to a network of off-road trails.
Family Dining – La Cena in the Crystal Dining Room serves up delectable home-cooked Italian dishes. Everyone is treated as though they are part of the family here, and with big tables and shareable entrees, you will all feel welcome! On the fourth floor, SkyBar Gourmet Pizza treats its guests to breathtaking views and an abundant atmosphere. Known for the “almost world-famous” Crescent Calzone, the Sky Bar menu includes gourmet pizzas with our signature crust, wings, and salads.
Kayak, canoe, fish, and swim – Numerous water spots, big and small, are in and around Eureka Springs and are only minutes from the hotel. Hiking, fishing, and kayaking are available at Lake Leatherwood City Park and Black Bass Lake. For those desiring “big water,” Beaver Lake and Table Rock Lake are adjacent to Eureka Springs. For Beaver Lake, Starkey Marina is less than ten miles west of downtown. Holiday Island Marina is 8 miles north and services Table Rock Lake.
Frisco Sporting Club – This is the perfect place to spend the evening!! Compete with your friends or family at hatchet throwing, cornhole, horseshoes, giant chess or checkers, Jenga, or bocce ball. Or just relax on the Frisco swings, and enjoy our outdoor concert series, food, and drinks! New Moon Spa – Get your mind-body connection in check with a visit to the New Moon Spa. The spa has numerous options for full-body self-care, including a range of massages, facials, and body treatments. Add to it a yoga class on the spa lawn, a tanning session, Peloton bike, our infrared sauna, or soak in the outdoor hot tub.
Daily Resort Activities–Crescent Hotel Resort Activities are full of fun with programming that includes:
- Dive-in Movie at the Pool –
- Haunted Room Tour
- Smores & Stars
- Crescent Hotel History Tour
- Shot of the Day at the Daisy BB Gun Range
- Historical Hiking Tour
- Midden Tour
- Craft Beer Tasting
- Wine Tasting
- Shooting Lessons at Red Rider Range
- Crescent Picnic
- Self-Guided Hiking Tour
- Yoga Flow for All
- Peloton Bikes & Woodway Treadmill
- Outdoor Swimming Pool & Big Games
Eureka Springs Attractions Galore – Eureka Springs has dozens of family attractions that are near the Crescent Hotel and make a summer vacation complete. The shortlist includes The Great Passion Play, Intrigue Theater, Downtown Underground Tour, Eureka Springs Tram Tour, Escape Room 13, Pivot Rock & Natural Bridge, Quigley’s Castle, War Eagle Cavern, Eureka Springs & North Arkansas Railway, Ozark Mountain Ziplines, Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, Onyx Cave Park, Cosmic Cavern, and The Basin Park Hotel Paranormal Investigation! See all the Things to Do in Eureka Springs.
Easy Access to Downtown Eureka Springs – No need to worry about parking in downtown Eureka Springs. You can quickly get to the downtown shops and Eureka Springs restaurants several ways. We offer a free shuttle to take you back and forth. Trolleys are a great way to get around Eureka Springs and we are right on the red route which will take you downtown. You can also take one of Eureka Springs’ hidden shortcuts. Ask our resort host for directions to the hidden trails of Eureka!
And we’re just getting started! There are so many incredible things to do in Eureka Springs and we are here to assist you in creating lifetime memories with a family-friendly summer vacation in the Ozarks!
TRAVEL DEAL: Book the Mid-Week Packages to Save!
- New Moon Mid-Week Spa Package– Save $300
- Crescent Ghost One-Night Midweek Package – Save $175
- Crescent Favorites One-Night Package– Save $175